[sugar] Development environment for newcomers
echerlin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 23:26:51 EDT 2007
On 3/23/07, Gonzalo Delgado <gonzalo at tuquito.org.ar> wrote:
> 2007/3/16, drew einhorn <drew.einhorn at gmail.com>:
> > Boy, was I barking up the wrong tree in the last message.
> > Think I've found the right tree this time. :-)
> > See:
> > http://www.linux-live.org/
> > Needs some embellishments for our purposes.
> > Let's recap the scenario.
> > Assume we are out making a presentation,
> > introducing OLPC to folks who have maybe read
> > some articles about it, maybe not.
> > We arehoping to recruit them as developers.
> > We have an hour or so.
> > For some hands on experience
> > We have asked them to bring
> > their laptops,
> > and a usb flash drive
> > We don't have time for any complicated installation, and they have
> > a random assortment of hardware, and operating systems.
> > Most of them have environments that are difficult, if not nearly
> > impossible to work with.
> > In case they don't have enough free disk
> > space, or there is some other problem installing
> > an image on their hard drive
> > we bring a plain vanilla sever with a
> > open shared network readonly filesystem.
> > In case of difficulty with their usb drive, or if
> > they just forgot it.
> > We have available
> > 1 GB usb flash $20-$30 from a reputable source
> > they can borrow or purchase.
> > We give them LiveCd/Dvd
> > / is a unionfs of
> > rw filesystem on usbdrive
> > ro Mike's image ported to FC6, or
> > just about any OS image for that matter
> > but we don't care about that.
> > Mikes image might fit on compressed LiveDvd
> > but won't fit on LiveCd
> > faster access to bigger images
> > from readonly filesystem
> > on harddrive, or
> > network drive,
> > readonly
> > last I heard linux did not reliably write to nfts
> > we just don't want to risk it even with the
> > ntfs-ng driver. Some of the users may have
> > extra fragile filesystem on odd vintage os.
> > Image on local file system
> > for performance and independence
> > Image can be network filesystem
> > if necessary.
> > After they go home they can
> > solve the problems that required
> > them to use the network filesystem
> > cryptographic signature verifies validity of image will verify
> > lack of subtle problems case insensitive filenames,
> > corrupted files, etc. if it's a PKI signature it fits the
> > security model.
> > --
> > Drew Einhorn
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> We, at Tuquito OLPC Project, are working on a Sugar Developer's
> Tuquito LiveCD which will feature most of the characteristics you
> mention. It will soon be released, you can contact me or Mauro Torres
> ( mauro[at]tuquito.org.ar ) if you are interested.
> Gonzalo Delgado.
> Equipo de desarrollo Tuquito OLPC.
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Silicon Valley LUG would like that, too, and no doubt other LUGs as well.
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